Suggested packet-based protein supplement
July 5, 2012 9:32 AM   Subscribe

Need a suggestion on a protein supplement that tastes good, has the right ingredients, and doesn't cost more than a new car. Complication: I need it to be in packets.

I am enjoying my weight training routines and I'm getting some early results. I've tried a number of supplements in the past and I've found a few that I like.

The problem is that I need one that comes in packets. I travel a lot for my job, and I need something I can transport easily in my suitcase or carryon. Liquids are a non-starter, and bagging my own supplements gets me the hairy eyeball from TSA. Sealed pouches are ideal.

I've used Monster Milk before and liked it, but it's really expensive in packets, (and hard to find, apparently) so I'm trying not to break the bank, either.

I'm looking for something that has a high-protein/lower-carb mix, creatine is a plus but not a requirement, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Thistledown to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What if you bought another type of supplement that doesn't come in pouches, then bagged it yourself using a vacuum-sealer setup? It's still homemade-looking, but perhaps a bit more professional than Ziploc baggies. And if you were careful about it, you could bag a gel or liquid type and stay under the 3oz rule. Just a thought.
posted by aaronbeekay at 11:25 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

I use this one by Bluebonnet called Natural Whey Protein Isolate Powder. I get it at Whole Foods, but you can order it online from Amazon, I think. Here's a link. It's shown in the container, but there are packets available. I use the natural flavor, but they have vanilla and chocolate too.
posted by superfille at 11:39 AM on July 5, 2012

I used to use MetRX, which comes in packets (as well as in a zillion other forms, including bars). As I recall, it was generally cheaper than Muscle Milk, especially if you bought it by the carton, and I found it reasonably these kinds of products go. Also, you can order it online, so that might be a win for you.

These days, I use this, which doesn't come in packets, however a competing product does, and friends have given it decent reviews re. taste (if you need a non-soy/wheat option).
posted by skye.dancer at 11:49 AM on July 5, 2012

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